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POLS 222 Political Participation Select Term:
This course is primarily designed to explore and engage with the questions we have deal with as citizens in a contemporary society. The special focus will be on the issue of political participation. Among the questions that will be addressed the following will be critical: Why should we care about political participation? What modes of political participation are available to citizens in a democratic society? Who should participate in the political process? What forms of political participation are desirable? What is the meaning of political participation to the citizen? Is political participation an end itself or is it an effective means towards achieving other ends? What is the impact of political participation on freedom and equality? Does political participation entail sacrifices from the citizens? Who or what may demand these sacrifices from the citizens and for what purpose? Is participatory democracy possible and desirable?
SU Credits : 3.000
ECTS Credit : 0.000
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -
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